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   Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry

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Rick Jelliffe scripsit:

> The concrete example is the one currently under discussion in various places: that in
> XML Schemas datatypes you cannot represent any exact amounts that
> have decimal positions.  So the decimal "1.1" is not the exact number 1.1.  
> This will be well-known to most people who have done undergraduate 
> computer science, and for a catch up, see Sun's BigDecimal documentation.

So bag BigDecimal and use a real decimal-number class such as
netrexx.lang.Rexx, which represents 1.1 exactly and even knows that
2 * 1.20 is 2.40.


John Cowan   jcowan@reutershealth.com  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Most languages are dramatically underdescribed, and at least one is 
dramatically overdescribed.  Still other languages are simultaneously 
overdescribed and underdescribed.  Welsh pertains to the third category.
        --Alan King


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